Letters to the editor

May 21 brings opportunity to vote for Marc Friedenberg

LASSIE MacDONALD State College I am glad that we now have another chance to elect Marc Friedenberg. I have met him, and I have been impressed by his dedication, his knowledge of this district and the challenges we face as a nation, and by his willingness to find solutions. After too many ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

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Issue of term limits should be on ballot

ELIZABETH SHADE Hollidaysburg When Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation proves that Russian interference in our 2016 election put Donald Trump in the White House, then what? If his presidency is deemed to be illegitimate, then what? Is everyone in the White House evicted? If ...

What do you think?

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Reaction

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport “It’s a shame. I think it’s a very sad thing when a thing like that happens.” This was President Trump’s feeble response to the recent arrest of domestic terrorist Christopher Hasson. Hasson is a self-proclaimed white nationalist who had accumulated ...

Trump trying to help our nation’s truckers

DOROTHY CAVALET Hollidaysburg Walking slowly with a cup of coffee in one hand and the other stuffed into his pocket, a tired just-got-up look over his face describes the morning of our nation’s truck driver. They’re everywhere, from as far east to west as you can imagine. Some of the ...

Accept fact of life: Deer herd decreasing

JOE KRUG Portage With the recent outbreak of chronic wasting disease in our resident Pennsylvania deer populations, barroom biology and political meddling is running rampant. This diatribe of unrelenting criticisms directed at our professional wildlife agencies is both unfair and ...

Tell your children ‘no’ early .. very early

RICK ARNOLD Jersey Shore I agree with a recent letter to the editor about the need for more parents to tell their children “no.” But you have to start telling them “no” early, at no more than two years of age. The earlier the better. And you can’t give them the “electronic ...

Crisis in Venezuela: How did it happen?

ARNO VOSK Williamsport Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world. Not to speak of minerals like gold, iron and diamonds. Why is it suffering today from an economic and humanitarian crisis? Actually, the crisis was created by our own U.S. government and its Latin American policies. ...

Votes can corrupt

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station The Democrats argue that, due to the aging population in this country, the need for people is reason enough to let all who want to come here, legal and illegal alike to do so, and yet support the killing of the unborn and born babies in this country. One ...

We are lucky

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg As I sat reading letters to the editor in The (Lock Haven) Express and the numerous complaints about how this or that should be, I ask myself: Are we walking in the light of God and do we really know where we will end up after our earthly existences? For me, ...

Ode to socialists

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours The Queen of Socialism, Democratic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, newly elected congresswoman from New York and a member of America’s socialistic group, has outlined her progressive views to her star-struck millennial worshipers: Federally guaranteed jobs; family ...

Socialism

STEWART B. EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. It is about time the American people were educated and informed about what true “Socialism” is and is not. The fact is that in true socialism the “means of production” are owned by all of the people. In other words, in true socialism all of the ...

Climate dialogue

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven What should we think about CO2? In his recent letter to the editor titled, “The myth of fossil fuels warming the earth,” Jude Richardson claims that the production of carbon dioxide is a natural process that will only continue to make our Earth “increasingly ...

People need to be educated about veterans

CAM HIRONIMUS White Hall On Feb. 13 The Express published a letter titled, “Why does everyone want to be a war veteran?” Shortly after, Carole Myers Gerst wrote a letter in reply. Others replied, too. Jim Hironimus’ Feb. 13 letter was about the vast number of people who call ...

An open letter to Congress

MICHAEL HEYD Montoursville The evidence that human activities are causing climate change that may soon be irreversible is overwhelming. We may have barely a decade left before the last tipping point. Yet the United States, once the most powerful and persuasive nation in the world, ...

Wheeler a disaster for U.S. EPA

SAM TITUS Philadelphia As a young student that cares about the environment I have seen the impact of a single voice. I participated in Get Out the Vote with environmental action group Defend Our Future and personally aided students and other young people to vote in the midterm elections by ...

Abortion becoming American Holocaust

CHRIS BUSKO Huntingdon I am writing this letter to state my opinion on the following issue: The American Holocaust. What it is about is the two governors who have approved the killing of babies that have been born? Basically it is equivalent to the final solution by Hitler and his ...

Changing times

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station Prior to the American Civil War slave owners in the South, who were predominately Democrats, saw the Negro, not as a fellow human-being, but as property. During this time they could mistreat them with impunity. After President Lincoln, a Republican, ...

Pa. fish, game need better management

JOSEPH E. COLTON Smithmill Lately we have been reading about several changes proposed by special interest groups, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and others. Sunday hunting is back on the list of controversial issues, along with changing the first day of deer season to Saturday, but none ...